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Prevention Pays--Lessons from the Chief Medical Officers Annual Report: five years on

24 Jun 2017

Lessons from the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report: 5 years on

The 2012 Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report, ‘Our Children Deserve Better: Prevention Pays,’ was an honest review of the then state of child public health written by experts. Five years on is an opportunity to reflect on the impact and learn what worked. This is not a full evaluation but rather an opportunity to guide future reports and crucially highlight this important area once again.

Our children deserve better

The report consisted of three sections. First, the main report where experts examined and built the evidence-based case for early intervention in the life course, using the public health approach of proportionate universalism, that is, support where it is most needed. The report made the moral, economic and scientific case for such an approach and highlighted the growing and strong body of evidence that now exists to support this case. Further,...

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Archives of Disease in Childhood